Staying in a hotel is a gratifying, original experience, thanks in part to the contribution made by porcelain: the perfect material for all indoor and outdoor surfaces, as demonstrated by GranitiFiandre’s numerous hotel projects over the years.
Triptyque, the French/Brazilian studio that designed Groenlândia, a new shopping centre in Jardins, one of the top residential districts in San Paolo, Brazil, seems to want to redefine gravity. Triptyque’s Groenlândia is a private space where the architecture is open to the public and to the city.
Spaces/places such as shopping centres, outlet centres, supermarkets and other large commercial spaces represent a new form of architecture for contemporary life that relies on covering materials such as porcelain to define its identity.
Porcelain tiles on display, presented as randomly overlapping volumes bringing to mind possible architectural constructions, interiors and concepts for design. A visual experience for the future of design, by architect Marco Porpora.
Rafiq Azam builds a family tomb in Noakhali, in southern Bangladesh. The architect views the tomb as a gateway between earth and heaven, reflected in the shape of the concrete cornice framing a stand of betel palms, the vertical lines of which contrast with the horizontal line of the roof. The project includes a single bench on which to sit in prayer before the grassy meadow where the dead are buried.
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